Mike Munchak

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Mike Munchak
Munchak speaking at a sports convention
Tennessee Titans
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-03-06) March 6, 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 1982 for the Houston Oilers
Last played in 1993 for the Houston Oilers
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1993
Games played159
Games started156
Fumble recoveries5
Stats at NFL.com
Head coaching record
Regular season20–26 (.435)
Postseason0–0 (–)
Career record20–26 (.435)
Pro Football Hall of Fame
 
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Mike Munchak
Munchak speaking at a sports convention
Tennessee Titans
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-03-06) March 6, 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 1982 for the Houston Oilers
Last played in 1993 for the Houston Oilers
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1993
Games played159
Games started156
Fumble recoveries5
Stats at NFL.com
Head coaching record
Regular season20–26 (.435)
Postseason0–0 (–)
Career record20–26 (.435)
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Michael Anthony Munchak (born March 6, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played college football for Penn State University from 1978 to 1981. He was drafted in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft (8th overall) by the Houston Oilers. Munchak has spent his entire professional career, both as a player and a coach, with the Oilers/Titans organization.

College career[edit]

Munchak was an offensive lineman for Penn State from 1978-1981 during this time he was a starter for the 1979 and 1981 seasons; However, he missed the 1980 season due to knee injury. During his senior year, he was named a second team All-American and was subsequently drafted 8th overall by the Houston Oilers.[1]

Professional career[edit]

During the 1982 NFL Draft, Munchak was chosen as the Houston Oilers' first round draft pick (8th overall), making him the first offensive lineman drafted that year. In his rookie season, he quickly earned a starting position at the left guard position. He remained in that position for 12 seasons. During that time he garnered nine Pro-Bowl nominations, four All-Pro, Nine Second Team All-Pro, seven All-AFC, and four second team All-Pro selections. In addition he was selected for the 1980s All-Decade Team. Munchak's 12-year tenure tied for second most seasons played with the Houston Oilers.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Only one year after his retirement, Munchak joined the Houston Oilers staff in 1994 as an offensive assistant/quality control. In 1997, three seasons later, he was named offensive line coach, where he would remain for fourteen seasons. Following former head coach Jeff Fisher's departure, on February 7, 2011, Munchak was named head coach of the Titans. 2011 marked his 30th season with the organization.

Head coaching record[edit]

TeamYearRegular seasonPost season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
TEN2011970.5632nd in AFC South
TEN20126100.3333rd in AFC South
TEN2013590.357TBD
TEN Total20260.435
Total20260.435

Honors[edit]

Munchak was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001, along with Nick Buoniconti, Marv Levy, Jackie Slater, Lynn Swann, Ron Yary, and Jack Youngblood.[3]

The street in front of Scranton High School is named for Munchak.

The United Way of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has a charity golf tournament named after Munchak. Each year the tournament is held the last week of June at Stone Hedge Country Club in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Black Shoe Diaries Retrieved on 11-Feb-2011
  2. ^ "Hall of Famers » MIKE MUNCHAK". Profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11.  Named 16th head coach at Penn State.
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers by Year of Enshrinement". Profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 

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